The Twenty Seven waterfalls have existed for millennia but were only recently discovered by the outside world. The first tourists began arriving at the Falls in 1994, and little by little, word got out about this amazing natural treasure and spawned a guiding industry for the local young men. Ten years later, nearly 50,000 tourists every year come to Rio Damajagua to enjoy what Dominicans have known about for centuries.The number of tourists coming to 27 Charcos has grown dramatically, In 1998, the local guides officially formalized their association in to the AGRD, the Association of Guides of Rio Damajagua. The current team of 38 guides has extensive experience as water guides and strives to ensure your satisfaction is number one priority. All of the guides have training from the International Red Cross in First Aid and CPR and have intricate knowledge of every waterfall.